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“Real Carrot” Cupcakes

The classic combo of carrot cake and cream cheese icing is given a twist with cookie crumb “dirt” and candy “carrots” that look as though they are planted in the dirt. Kids of all ages love plucking out the carrot, partially because it is not immediately obvious what it is! Yield : 24 fresh-from-the-garden cupcakes […]

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Shamrock Cupcakes

Simple yellow cupcakes topped with kelly-green frosting (I use Wilton Icing Color in Kelly Green) and a buttery, crisp shamrock cookie painted with edible gold will bring you the luck of the Irish. Yield : 24 lucky cupcakes Ingredients : 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour Pinch of salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room […]


Irish Coffee Cupcakes

These cupcakes taste like a real Irish coffee! To create them, I have take artistic license and placed yellow cupcakes in coffee mugs, sprinkled the cake with Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur, and topped that with whipped cream frosting and chocolate-covered coffee beans. Serve these to adults with a spoon for dessert. Yield : 12 very […]

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Heartfelt Cupcakes

These cupcakes are topped with heart-shaped butter cookies that have a small heart cut out from the center. When placed on top of the frosted cupcake, a bit of frosting pokes through the cutout-just enough to hold a sprinkling of edible red glitter. You may use any master cupcake recipe you like for this. Yield […]

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